Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mountvernon.org/inn
  • Phone: 7037800011x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Sundays only: 11:00am-7:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm;
    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm in Tavern Room
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Wallen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Catering Department is in charge of booking all of our private events, including Weddings, Corporate Functions, Baby Showers, Promotion Ceremonies, etc. Many of our Saturdays during Wedding Season tend to booked with Weddings, closing the Restaurant for the public. For more information, call our main number: 703.780.0011.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Public Transit: There is a Metro Bus stop at the corner of the crosswalk directly in front of the Restaurant. The Metro Bus stops at Huntington Metro, the end of the Yellow Line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is directly across the street on Route 235 North.
A word from Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
The charming Mount Vernon Inn restaurant serves lunch daily and elegant candlelit dinners daily. The Inn offers six intimate dining rooms, two with fireplaces, all with colonial charm, costumed servers, and delicious regional and colonial cuisine.
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Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)romantic (42)great for lunch (42)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (28)scenic view (25)kid-friendly (23)fit for foodies (21)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • MichiganvisitorJune2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Our server was excellent! The child's menu grilled cheese was mediocre (burned crust in places, looked and tasted like one slice of American cheese. The atmosphere was great and the adult meals, turkey pot pie and shrimp and grits were outstanding. Overall, I would recommend it. It is a good value for such a nice place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uncomfortable
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    For the first time ever in our many dinning experiences we were served a bad bottle of wine. We felt bad about sending it back but could not drink, let along pay for such a bottle. Our server was nice about it but one of the hostesses (i'm guessing that was her position since she was seating people) came in the dining area we were in and stared us down with a scowl on her face for quite some time. We felt very uncomfortable and continued to feel that way through out dinner. We never got good service after that so were very disappointed. It was to bad because we were really looking forward to dining there. We will not go back or recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary and birthday dinner! The waiter went beyond when several in our party wanted Cherry Pie and it wasn't on the dessert menu that night. He went to the kitchen and came back with three pieces of cherry pie!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment
    Mary
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food was excellent but the service was not. The waitress was very hard to hear and understand - in part from the extremely high noise level in the main dining area and in part from her whispering presentation. She kept repeating our order to us, meticulously writing it down only to confuse it in the end. We were a party of 4 - I had gone online to make a special request for one of our party which was totally ignored. Of the four, two of us received the first course we ordered and the other two did not - given the difficulties in communication, we did not bother to ask again - thinking that they would eventually arrive which they never did.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    JanieB
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Our reservation was for 7:45 pm and there were only two large groups left in the restaurant. Service was good but a little slow in getting entrée. Otherwise, very nice dining experience. Sever told my spouse spoonbread was just offered for Lunch, but then brought him some anyway! Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu upgraded!
    FredS1
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant many times over the years. This visit was our first time there since the menu has been upgraded. We could definitely tell there had been improvements in the kitchen. Appetizers, salads, and especially main entrees had been enhanced in quality. Ambiance retains the classic colonial flair of Mount Vernon. Prices have all gone up, as well, though still remain reasonable for the overall dining experience. For special occasions, or simply a delightful taste of colonial fare, Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is worth your consideration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dramatically Improved
    BillinVA
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The new chef and director of operations have made a big, big difference. This is now well worth going. We tried the expanded happy hour menu with cocktails and 4 different main course meals, 2 desserts, 3 appetizers. Other than the fish being a bit dry, everyone gave everything 4 stars, a new experience at the inn. Menu had excellent variety and quite reasonable prices. Wine list should be expanded, in lauding by the glass options, but acceptable as it. Ax always fine atmosphere. Our waitress was very pleasant as was the greeter. Delighted to see the Inn has got it right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Dining Experience
    Embeth
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Dining at Mount Vernon Inn immerses you in the historic significance of George Washington’s home, and step back in time to reflect on the founding of our great country as you savor the excellent cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit Frequently
    DeeDeeP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My family and I visit quite often and are never dissapointed. Anthony is wonderful. His outstanding personality makes you feel right at home and comfortable. Need more bartenders like him. Fabiano is one of the best managers I have ever seen. He is absolutely wonderful and will for certain take care of you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    overall a good experience with very good food and service. The only problem was that we were seated next to the bar and this night the bard was noisy at time. It calmed down about half way through, then it was fine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Dchoneymoon
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Delicious menu. Great staff. Enjoyed the crab cakes so much!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise...
    cmorgan
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I ate lunch here during our visit to Mount Vernon. We shared the best spinach and strawberries/pecans salad we have ever eaten. Also, the shrimp and grits was excellent, not what we expected from a tourist restaurant. It was a quiet spot (removed from the noisy gift shop). I have only 2 suggestions: please cushion the chairs for men with boney bums, and discourage the wait staff from upselling so hard. I failed to remember to take advantage of the $10 gift for joining, but that is totally on me.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing food this visit
    Brownie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I come to this restaurant very frequently, bringing all of my out if town guests. Usually, the food is absolutely outstanding. This time, I tried the Crab and Shrinp Louis Salad -- as did my guest. Very disappointing -- dry; little flavor to the fish... Generally a bust.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL food
    Tifn8r
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    My family enjoyed a delicious meal, with great service, and a great atmosphere. After a day of walking the grounds of Mt. Vernon, it was nice to sit down to a meal at the inn. Take note that the grounds close at 5pm, as do the shops, so if your reservation is after 5 pm and you have children with you you will have nothing to do but wait in the sitting area out front or in the lobby area of the restaurant, because kids are NOT allowed into the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Bernie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I was planning pleasantly surprised to find the food so delicious. The hoe cake was creative and delicious!We wanted more. Three of our party had the crab cakes and ate all. I had the lamb chops and spicy sausage and they were perfect. We definitely plan to go back and take friends. So glad My. Vernon Inn now has a competent and creative chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our first visit was wonderful. Unfortunately, on the return trip the food was poor. My wife had turkey and I had Snapper, and both were dry.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Highly recommend
    joeadams
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have been here several times with my wife and we have always enjoyed ourselves. Usually it is nice and quiet and the food is always quality. The roast duck is particularly good. Our server was outstanding. He was very responsive, and didn't hover.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat and Enjoy
    XKodakR
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service, in a historical setting. Highly recommended after visiting Mount Vernon. Try the roast turkey dinner, and make certain to come hungry as there was plenty of food. Also consider the peanut soup, delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    pjw330VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This restaurant is a hidden gem. While visiting Mt. Vernon we searched for an alternative to the terribly congested food court. This quaint and delightful restaurant was tucked into the corner of the gift shop. Best spinach salad ever! We liked it so well that we went back for supper. We were glad we did. The crab cakes were superb and the duck excellent. Wish this little gem was closer to home so that we could visit more often. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch!
    Critic4gfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was the first time we attended this restaurant for brunch. This restaurant is located at the historic Mount Vernon, home of our first US president, George Washington. Some of the dishes were non-traditional, such as cornbread salad, which was quite tasty. We enjoyed the brunch and rustic feel of this colonial themed restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Snag626
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was awesome, prices reasonable, portions just right, and great ambience too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carol
    CarolMT
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food. What a great way to end your day at Mount Vernen. Very family friendly and great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    person
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great food and great service! Will absolutely go back if I am in the area again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Endings
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    After spending the day touring Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant was a welcome respite for our tired feet. It has a lovely atmosphere and the food was excellent. They have lots of regional specialties from which to choose. You don't see peanut soup everywhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bartenders & Staff
    DeeDeeP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Always the best service at MV Inn! Food is unmatched and happy hour is just great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • George would be pleased
    TheExhorsecist
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I noticed something that pleased me greatly: We had just been seated when a large family group was also seated in the same room. This group had a somewhat noisy baby--a happy kind of noisy, but rather shrill. After a little while the group was reseated in what I later noticed was a private dining area that had been opened up just for them. I very much approve of the Inn making accommodation of a large family so that they can relax and enjoy their meal without worrying about how they might be affecting other diners. To my mind, this elevated my dining experience from a simple restaurant visit to something more akin to dining as a guest in a private home--and a very gracious one at that. President Washington would be pleased!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nutmeg
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    On a Sunday at 6pm they had run out of 3 menu items we had requested how do you run out of Risotto? What we did have was tasty, especially appreciated regional specialties like the peanut soup and hoecake with crab
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once was enough
    Dissappointed
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Went there for a birthday dinner with girlfriend in a party of 4. Food and service were at best fair. Out of some dishes, bread was like out of a plastic bag, food was semi warm, and server was semi attentive. On the bright side, girlfriend had the Lump Crab which was rather tasty. Was expecting a 4-5 star evening but seems to have been somewhat overcast - only 2 stars were able to be seen. Place was also pretty empty, kitchen closes at 9 pm. So many great places to dine in the area -other than the history, I would recommend elsewhere to spend your hard earned bucks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal in a quiet, peaceful setting. The server was attentive, and helpful with her knowledge of the menu. We both thought the hoe cake was delicious, and even the mixed vegetables were especially appealing. We look forward to our return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific Restaurant
    Bill
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Food, service, ambiance -- all great! Highly recommend going there after a full day of touring.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • was expecting more...
    LadyJane
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The picture of the restaurant on the website showed white tablecloths, lit candle sconces...was expecting more of a quaint Inn experience. The restaurant failed to deliver. Nothing on the tables at all. Not even a small flower arrangement. Food was good but wanted more.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Easter Dinner
    Mike89NY
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I went with a few friends for Easter Dinner. It was a good buffet with some nice choices. The service was friendly and it was a great place to spend the holiday. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a different place to eat and spend time with family/friends.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch-Late Afternoon
    WCSdancer
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Well organized yet casual. Perfect for Easter brunch! No wait for seating based on our timed reservation. Not rushed to leave. Plenty of buffet food options including desserts. I've always had good food and good service at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant (despite it being a tourist destination), and the special Easter buffet menu was no exception. I would go back for Easter for sure! Book early it fills up!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter buffet at Mount Vernon Inn
    Daisy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Glad we went but probably would not go again. Buffet was extremely limited. 4 meat choices, 4 salad choices, 4 starch/veg choices & some desserts for which they ran out of some. My favorite is Crème Brule & that was gone before I could grab one. Adults $38 per person, $18 per kid. My 9 year old couldn't find much to eat except for the ham. They did have a macaroni and cheese which I thought was fine but it was made from not a standard mac n' cheese pasta so she wasn't interested. They really needed more choices for the kids. My 9 year old ate a few bites of ham and half of a brownie all for $18! Overall, the food was just OK and not worth the price. Not the special occasion I hoped for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    Mesi
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Not quite a real restaurant. Basic elements of service missing - long waits for waiters and menus, who then hand you drinks instead of placing them. We sat down for Easter Dinner and waited about 10 minutes, then a busboy came and handed us water, then the waiter came and said "go on up to the buffet." No introduction and I guess assumed everyone would drink the tap water. With prompting we got a wine list of seven-eleven quality wines (most expensive on list is Santa Margherita). Good for tourists but don't go expecting a normal dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Michelle
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went to the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant for Brunch on Easter Sunday. I was seated in a back room that was out of the way, which was disappointing. I would rather have sat within the main area. Brunch buffet was small, but sufficient. The food was not super fantastic or really unique, otherwise I would rate it higher. They had Salmon, which was good. Mac and Cheese, Roast Beef, Asparagus, and 3 different salads. Service was good. The waiter was always checking to ensure people had their drinks full. In addition, the service wasn't in your face. He was there if you needed him, but didn't interrupt often. This is a good place to go if you are looking for affordable brunch options on this day and a unique location.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely Easter buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My daughter and I had a great time at the Easter buffet. We really appreciated being seated in a quiet room and had a very attentive waiter. Our only complaint is that we were seated about 20 minutes after our reservation; being seated late is very challenging when you have a small child.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great finale for a great day
    Chipeg
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We returned to Mt. Vernon to experience the new Visitors Center and Museum. Our last visit was a hurried one and we did not get to enjoy the Inn. So it was a wonderful addition to this visit. We tried to fabulous soups- peanut/water chestnut and corn chowder. And the roast chicken was finger-licking good!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    love2eat
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Celebrated 67 birthday with my husband by dining at the Inn and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!!!
    Jfood
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We REALLY enjoyed the good here. Way beyond our expectations. Reasonably priced, and it added to the charm and history of Mt. Vernon. We will recommend - and go back!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.